Microphones have come a long way over the past century, and a large amount of credit can be given to Neumann. Founded in 1928 by Georg Neumann, the company quickly became a world leading manufacturer of studio microphones. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a professional audio engineer who isn't familiar with the pristine detail and clarity that can be captured with a Neumann microphone. From The Beatles to Celine Dion, countless legendary artists recorded with Neumann microphones, and today they continue to stay on the cutting edge of sound reinforcement technology.
Perhaps more than anything else in their catalog, Neumann is best known for their condenser microphones, and it's easy to tell how popular they are when you consider how many top-rated items make up these pages. For this reason, we'll suggest you start your search with the TLM 103 Condenser Microphone. Featuring very low self-noise and the highest sound pressure level transmission, this mic's capsule has a cardioid pattern that's extremely well-balanced. Along with this award-winning large-diaphragm mic, you'll also receive an SG 103 swivel mount and a wooden jeweler's box.
Neumann has also earned themselves a solid reputation for their dynamic mics. Just take a look at the BCM 705 Dynamic Studio Microphone. Perfect for vocals, this mic consists of an integrated pop filter, a multi-level isolation to block unwanted noise and a light treble boost in the frequency response. Simply put, the BCM 705 is a great solution to improving your vocal sound quality.
In addition to microphones, Neumann also provides accessories to help you enhance a mic's performance. The EA1 Elastic Suspension Microphone Mount, for instance, is designed specifically for the TLM 103, 127, 193 and 147 Tube microphones. Finished in nickel, it has a swivel mount with a 5/8"-27 female thread and a thread adapter to connect to 1/2" and 3/8" stands is also included. Every studio can benefit from a mount upgrade, and this one is a best seller for good reason.
Constantly setting the bar higher for all other microphone manufacturers, Neumann's team of experts takes pride in upholding the company's legacy, and any one of the models from this section would make that obvious. No doubt, when you finally equip your recording setup with a Neumann microphone, you'll wonder how you ever went without one.